Twitter: Ally or Adversary?

8 Jul

Twitter has been a social networking tool that I’ve avoided up until now. This may sound harsh, but I saw it as a way for self-absorbed tweens, teens, and celebrities to share every monotonous detail about their lives with the world. I mean does anyone really want to know what I had for breakfast today? But after reading a few articles about how Twitter can be used for educational purposes, especially 100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty and How to Use Twitter in the Classroom, I decided that it might have some educational merit. I created my Twitter account today and plan on exploring the social media tool more over the next few weeks.

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2 Responses to “Twitter: Ally or Adversary?”

  1. Chloe Desmare July 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I just started looking at Twitter again after signing up and never going on again until recently. The article has alot of beginner technique and etiquette, but the article presented some cool ways to use Twitter to your benefit for school and your professional life. Thanks for the share :)

  2. minneral (@minneral1) July 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    This is the first time I ever signed up and used Twitter. When it first came out I was thinking how absurd it is to tell people all the minute details of ones life. But after reading more about it because of this class, I realized that it can serve a purpose in one’s life. We often don’t have time to communicate with our friends and family. So why not share those details. It would give us an opportunity to think about that person and perhaps visualize what they are going through.

    As far as making other uses for it, education, professional development I can see this being very helpful. And just remember, its all what you put in to it.

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